Country Night in Berwyn with Allegra Malone & the Revival, New Heartaches
ALLEGRA MALONE & THE REVIVAL: Reminiscent of old fashioned, iconic groves, the new album by Allegra and the Revival draws from R&B, old country and roots rock. Allegra plays guitar, spinning evocative lyrics with vocals that hit the core, accompanied by her all-star band.
NEW HEARTSCHES: (New name for the band Lonesome Still) Hipsters, two-steppers, and even grizzled country purists agree New Heartaches might be the best-kept secret in Chicago’s country music scene. You’ll hear the influence of the band’s blues, rock, and folk roots as they create a unique retro-country sound anchored by lead singer Michael O’Briant’s Johnny Cash-baritone, sweetened by Kary Ream and Emily Albright’s perfect harmonies, not to mention Emily’s fiddling. Add Chicago music scene veterans Tony Wittrock on lead guitar, Michael “Q” Quiroz on bass, Dave Huizenga on rhythm guitar and vocals, plus Theresa Drda on drums, and you’ve got Chicago’s best outlaw country group.